While Spain's minority government struggles for survival, the opposition parties have stepped up their rhetorical opposition to anything that smacks of Catalan self-determination.
France's "yellow vests" may have passed their peak, but their impact on French politics is large and uncertain.
Rounding up some recent electoral news from El Salvador, Macedonia, Belgium, the United States and Latvia.
The British government remains trapped in its own contradictions over Brexit. There are possible ways out, but they involve compromising the unity of the Conservative Party.
Your guide to what to watch for on the electoral front in 2019.
Sweden finally gets a government, as does the Spanish region of Andalusia. In each case, liberal parties had to decide which variety of extremist was less dangerous to countenance.
Theresa May is humiliated but promises to carry on: a result both shocking and utterly predictable.
The Brexit endgame is about to begin, with the British parliament set to reject the prime minister's deal tomorrow.
Looking back on the key elections of 2018 reveals an intriguing mix, with democracy recording some notable wins as well as losses.
A lopsided election victory for the new government in Armenia.